Trance (CR: Fox Searchlight Pictures) In director Danny Boyle’s new feature Trance, Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotherapist who’s hired by a gangster (Vincent Cassel) to delve into the mind of an art auctioneer (James McAvoy).  With no recollection of where he hid the Goya painting he helped steal, the auctioneer’s life is on the brink of collapse.

Rosario Dawson has had a diverse career, starting with her work in the 1995 drama Kids.  Over the years, she’s worked with Hollywood’s more talented filmmakers, including Spike Lee (He Got Game), Oliver Stone (Alexander), Quentin Tarantino (Death Proof), and the late Tony Scott (Unstoppable).  Dawson has also continued to delve into indie and character driven fare with such films as Explicit Ills and Girl Walks Into A Bar.

During the interviews for Trance, Dawson was asked about how she chooses her respective roles.

“It depends on what is being actually developed,” says Dawson.  “I can put out a wish list of things I’d like to be doing but if no one is writing those scripts or green lighting those films that can be very difficult.  It’s about seeing what the lay of the land is.  I’m constantly changing all the time. I don’t feel like I’m in the same space of being experimental anymore.  So I’m liking kind of getting deeper into certain things and certain genres and spaces.”

After Trance, Dawson will be seen in the indie drama Gimme Shelter, where she plays the drug addicted mother of a troubled teen (Vanessa Hudgens).  “It was a really dark place to go to,” adds Dawson.

To hear the actress talk about Gimme Shelter and her goals on continuing to produce movies (she produced the 2007 feature Descent), click on the clip below:

Trance opens April 5th.

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